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January 10, 2019 9:17 PM When lightning strikes: America’s most struck states revealed

New research reveals the U.S. states that experienced the most lightning strikes in 2018 – Florida and Texas are at the top of the list. The Sunshine State had the highest density of lightning strikes. Florida had the highest average of negative ground-to-cloud flasher per square mile, with 24, according to the study. Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi 140

December 30, 2018 2:28 AM Bowl roundup: Clemson routs Notre Dame to reach CFP title game

Trevor Lawrence completed 27 of 39 passes for 327 yards and three touchdowns, and No. 2 Clemson rolled to a 30-3 win over No. 3 Notre Dame on Saturday evening in the College Football Playoff semifinal at the Cotton Bowl Classic in Arlington, Texas. Clemson (14-0) advanced to the Jan. 7 national title game, where it will meet the winner of No. 1 Alabama 127

December 22, 2018 8:26 PM Arkansas reports first pediatric flu death of season, health department says

The state of Arkansas has experienced its first pediatric flu-related death of the season, health officials confirmed this week. The child, who has not been identified, was between newborn and 4 years of age, the Arkansas Department of Health said Friday, according to THV11. It's not currently clear where in the state the child was from or if he or she had received 178

December 14, 2018 2:32 PM Arkansas election determined by roll of dice after tie

Arkansas city council candidates rolled the dice with their election Thursday – literally. The Hoxie City Council runoff election between incumbent Alderwoman Becky Linebaugh and challenger Cliff Farmer ultimately resulted in a tie with 223 votes each. So, to determine the winner, both candidates rolled dice at the Lawrence County courthouse 178

December 5, 2018 11:55 PM Ohio State Top Recruit Staying Put After Urban Meyer Retirement, OU Tried To Poach!

Lincoln Riley tried to poach ... so did Arkansas and Notre Dame -- but Ohio State's top recruit (a stud WR from Texas) says he's sticking with the Buckeyes, despite Urban Meyer's retirement. "If coach [Ryan] Day is going to be leading the team, then I'm going to be there right beside him," Garrett Wilson tells TMZ Sports. It's great news for the Buckeyes 94

December 5, 2018 12:04 PM Festive Satanic statue added to Illinois statehouse

A satanic group has added its own statue to a series of displays in the government building of the US state of Illinois to mark the festive season. Placed between a Christmas tree and a menorah, the four-foot sculpture depicts a snake coiled around an outstretched arm holding an apple. It's the first display sponsored by the Chicago chapter of the Temple 106

November 29, 2018 5:45 PM Report: Fight at football game led to Arkansas stadium panic

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – A report says a fight involving a stun gun at an Arkansas high school football game prompted thousands of attendees to evacuate the stadium as false rumors of gunfire circulated. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports the state found that panic and confusion quickly spread during the Aug. 25 game in Little Rock after a fight in the stands 64

November 28, 2018 2:52 PM Kent State basketball recruit becomes first player with autism to join Division 1 school

A men’s college basketball recruit made history earlier this month when he became the first player with autism to sign a letter of intent with a Division 1 school. Kailin Bennett, a 6-foot-10 center, will leave Little Rock, Arkansas, to join Kent State in the school’s 2019-20 freshmen class. The Golden Flash announced Bennett had signed the letter of intent 118

November 5, 2018 3:09 PM Damaging storms, twisters possible overnight in Southeast

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Forecasters say there's another threat of severe weather including tornadoes across the southeastern United States. The Storm Prediction Center says a system moving out of eastern Arkansas late Monday will spread across the region during the overnight hours into Tuesday. The weather service says powerful tornadoes, damaging winds and heavy 67

August 8, 2018 9:10 PM Comedian Kevin Hart helping 18 students at HBCUs

NEW ORLEANS – Comedian Kevin Hart, KIPP schools and the United Negro College Fund have teamed up to give scholarships to 18 students to attend historically black colleges and universities. Hart's "Help From The Hart Charity" and KIPP Public Schools each donated $300,000 in scholarships administered by the fund. Hart also gave $100,000 to the fund in 2015. The 18 students 58